Power Machines OJSC to increase capacity of Ust-Kamenogorskaya HPP

Power Machines OJSC and AES Ust-Kamenogorskaya HPP PLC (Kazakhstan) entered into a contract to manufacture and supply a hydro turbine impeller for the second hydropower unit of Ust-Kamenogorskaya HPP. 

Under the terms of the contract, Power Machines OJSC is to manufacture and supply a hydro turbine impeller completed with mounting attachments.

As a result of impeller replacement, capacity of the second hydropower unit of Ust-Kamenogorskaya HPP will increase by 10 MW to reach 95 MW. The hydro turbine efficiency is also expected to grow from 93.0% to 96.1%.

Signing of the contract continues the successful cooperation between Power Machines OJSC and AES Ust-Kamenogorskaya HPP PLC. Currently, the St. Petersburg Power Engineering Concern is completing manufacture of a hydro turbine impeller for the hydropower unit under the station number 3 of Kazakhstan’s HPP, and will subsequently supervise its installation. An appropriate contract was signed by the companies in July 2013.

Briefing note: Ust-Kamenogorskaya HPP is located in Kazakhstan 12 kilometers upstream of the city of Ust-Kamenogorsk on the Irtysh River. This is a middle stage of the Irtysh Hydraulic Power System, with Bukhtarminskaya and Shulbinskaya HPPs located upstream and downstream, respectively. Ust-Kamenogorskaya HPP, commissioned in the mid-1950s, accommodates four hydropower units, outfitted with equipment manufactured by Leningradsky Metallichesky Zavod and Electrosila, currently operated by Power Machines OJSC.